Fortunately, you only have four legs to control at any one time the others are neatly sandwiched together inside Octodads suit, but when each one has its own control input, even getting our hero to co-ordinate his left and right foot becomes a monumental challenge in good motor control. Comedy is a rare thing in games. You are meant to be maintaining a degree of semi-secrecy, after all, and some stealth sections later on take this to heart, resulting in an instant kill if you get caught. This would be a recipe for guaranteed comedy gold in any situation, but throwing yourself from one room to another is the least of Octodads worries as hes also on the run from a murderous cook whos hell-bent on revealing Octodads true identity to his human family and the world at large. Some developers manage it with a witty script, others with outrageous characters that help lighten the mood, but few hit that holy grail of slapstick giggle out loud guffawing like Young Horses do in Octodad: Dadliest Catch.
An early example comes at your own wedding where, having just damage a stained glass window and knocked down an entire wall to find your suit and bow tie, you must walk down the rather narrow aisle thats not only littered with inexplicable banana peels, but also lined with precariously balanced flower vases on thin china stands. Its utterly absurd, but thats where the genius lies. Life is hard when you only have tentacles for limbs, as even the most mundane tasks like mowing the lawn or getting dressed